February 9 - A National Broadcast of Ian Masters’ Coverage of the New Hampshire Primary Results on the Pacifica Radio Network

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Today we are covering the New Hampshire primaries as the results come in live on the Pacifica Radio network. Most of the polls closed an hour ago but many in the big urban areas of New Hampshire just now closed at 8 PM eastern so we will be examining the results and assessing their implication for the crowded field of Republican candidates that is expected to be winnowed a little after tonight as well how the two Democratic candidates were judged by the voters of New Hampshire in this first in the nation 2016 primary.

Joining us tonight to offer a critical overview of the place where these candidates hope to end up in living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in January of 2017, that broken, polarized and gridlocked capitol otherwise known as Nigeria on the Potomac, is a 28 year veteran senior Congressional staffer Mike Lofgren, the author of “The Party is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless and the Middle Class Got Shafted”. He will guide us through the Republican trumpeting and trampling of elephants to find out which clowns have been dropped from the caravan as the circus leaves town on its way to Nevada and South Carolina.

Then also on the panel we have Adele Stan, a columnist for The American Prospect who will handicap Hillary as this second of largely white states votes ahead of the next two where minority voters will have their say.

Also on tonight’s panel, is Jacob Heilbrunn, a Senior Editor at The National Interest and author of “They Knew They Were Right: The Rise of the Neocons”. And while this a local election for us, for the rest of the world it is a global election and Jacob will assess the foreign policy implications in terms of who is leading on both sides and in particular the fortunes of Marco Rubio, who if elected, will revive the neocon’s disastrous foreign policy and likely lead us into as many wars as the neocons and Sheldon Adelson can find.

And last but not least we have Jedediah Purdy, a Professor of Law at Duke University whose most recent book in “A Tolerable Anarchy”. He is a supporter of Bernie Sanders and we will look ahead to whether this insurgent socialist candidate is on his way to the White House or on his way to building a national movement, or both.

Jedediah Purdy